Cookbooks for fans of The Great British Baking Show

Miniature pavlovas sit decorated with berries and cream on a baking tray.

If you too are missing the warmth and comfort of The Great British Baking Show (aka The Great British Bake Off in the UK), then this is a great time to check out the many cookbooks written by contestants and hosts of the show. Master your own “technical challenge” as you wait for new episodes to drop this fall. Remember to watch out for those soggy bottoms! 


If you have a specific recipe from the tent in mind, checkout the following.  

The Great British Bake Off

The Big Book of Amazing Cakes

The Great British Bake Off

Baking with Kim-Joy by Kim-Joy

During her time on season 9, Kim-Joy delivered some of the most colorful and unique bakes. If you’re looking to add a little quirkiness to your recipes, then you are sure to find something amongst options like cat paradise cake or pistachio choux turtles! 

If you want to impress at the next holiday gathering, we also have Christmas with Kim-Joy: a festive collection of edible cuteness. 

Baking With Kim-Joy

Chetna’s 30 Minute Indian: Quick and Easy Everyday Meals by Chetna Makan 

Are you hungry and want to take a break from baking? Then try one of Chetna’s recipes for Indian food. Whether you choose to make raita or curry, you’ll be in and out of the kitchen within 30 minutes.  

Chetna's 30-minute Indian

Fast Cakes: Easy Bakes in Minutes by Mary Berry

Although absent from the later seasons, the pages of this cookbook perfectly capture Mary’s baking expertise. With more than 150 recipes included, you can count on Mary to make your baking experience straightforward yet fun. 

Fast Cakes

How to Bake by Paul Hollywood

There really is no better teacher than the master of bread making himself, Paul Hollywood. With lots of pictures included, you will be confidently making elaborate recipes in no time. He even breaks down the Victoria Sponge so that beginners won’t be intimidated on their first try. 

How to Bake

Nadiya Bakes by Nadiya Hussain

Somewhere in the over 100 recipes included you are sure to find a new favorite dessert. Nadiya promises simple recipes perfect for the novice and alluring enough for those with more experience. 1 

Nadiya Bakes

Twist: Creative Ideas to Reinvent Your Baking by Martha Collison 

In her debut cookbook, published in 2016, Martha takes everyday recipes and reinvents them. If you’re tired of the same boring cakes and cookies then be ready to experiment with new flavors and take your bakes on a sophisticated “Twist.” 


1 Summary from: Hussain, Nadiya. Nadiya Bakes, Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, 2021. 

This blog was written by Elizabeth M. and originally appeared in September 2021.